FOTONIK NOISE PROJECT
Sound Design. Music Composition. Experimental Ambient. Soundscapes for Film
Fotonik Noise, is the pseudo name of Ali Beidoun and a new born sound and visual project that put together all the experimentations that the artist is doing, mostly using found-sounds, fields sampling, patching electronic hardwares such modular synthesisers, microphones, guitar and pedals, cassettes loops, software programming, gameboy, and audio sources found in flea markets such reel recorders, and music toys. It's mostly developed together with a visual research, and going to be a main component in future theatre projects.
Some of the experimentations are uploaded frequently on his new Youtube channel and his soundcloud profile.
FOTONIK NOISE PROJECT
Moog DFAM caught in a serious discussion with Korg MS20 mini
Summer 1956/ Fotonik Noise Live Electronics at Spazio Gerra
Fostex tape cassette, Volca FM, and some rain
Ambient music with an old xylophone, tape echo and a sad volca modular
“Turning Point” is a dance performance by Nancy Naous - 4120.Corps, that questions the movement behaviours of middle eastern men and women referring to social and patriarchal codes. My part was performative combined with live music that I constructed by sampling arabic percussions and composing them in a “western music” approach. The music was performed live using samples, synth, bass guitar, voice, and Cabasa.
Theâtre Etoile du Nord, Paris - January & October 2020. The performance will be also at the KaiTheatre in Bruxelles, June 2021.
As a tribute to Pierre Schaeffer (1910-1995), the father of the so called “La Musique Concrète”. ElectronVolt is a live sound performance based on Electromagnetic fields sampling through a specific inductor that captures the non audible electromagnetic fields that surround our daily life. During the live, I sampled also the electromagnetic noise of the video projector and a Tungsten Lamp. ElectronVolt is the measuring unit of the electromagnetic energy, the sounds that I sampled are in the range that can be measured in MicroElectronvolt (μeV) and PicoElectronvolt (peV).
Listen the Audio Tracks on "Uneasiness Records" Bandcamp page here
Love Bugs, aka. “We Are Here To Offer You A Brighter Future” is a sound performance along with Rizosfera’s “Obsolete Capitalism” intervention at MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, about Whale-Language and Chaos variations, disturbed Balances and rhythmic alterations. In the live performance I used contact mics attached to my heart impulses, that were converted into sound frequencies through a voltage controlled synthesizer, and a letter that I received from the past written by Philip K. Dick, read by me Fotonik Noise, in the future. Other part of the soundscape were music composed over “Boston Dynamics” robots samples, and a press Conference made by the C.E.O of “Boston Dynamics” explaining how BD is here to offer us a brighter future.
We are Here To Offer you a brighter future.
aka. Love Bugs
Listen the Audio Track here
On a night with a sudden electricity outage in Beirut, the artist and her historian husband promised each other to research the history of power outages in Lebanon. The paper trail led them to archives in five different countries. They reached as far back as 1906, when electricity was first introduced to Beirut. They discovered traces of everyday acts of survival, resistance, and sabotage by workers and electricity users. The Search for Power is a lecture and installation performance inviting audience to look into archival documents, inaccessible knowledge, and a personal quest for revenge in an intimate gathering.
In this project, Ali, aka. Fotonik Noise, created the soundscape of the space where the performance happens that simulate a Lebanese electric station, sampling the sounds of electric short-circuits, high voltage electric towers noise, and sounds that unconsciously leads to the memories of electricity outage in Lebanon such Radio jingles, sounds of generators, etc.. All these elements where processed with a granular Synthesis approach, composing entire soundscapes and “melodizing” single waves of these Sounds. The performance was first presented at the ANTI Festival, Kuopio, Finland 2018.
The Search For Power
Tania El Khoury
The melodic line of the documentary "Polvere di Mare", by Ali Beidoun, Flavia Mazzarino, Maria Chiara Morolli, & Mattia Napoli. Rimini 2018.
Polvere di Mare